Chaperones

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Due to an upgrade to the Planning Portal between 9am and midday on Saturday 21 October, customers will be unable to view documents on the site during this time.

Apply to be a Chaperone

Children who perform must be supervised at all times, either by their parent/carer or by an approved Chaperone. Chaperones must be registered with the Local Authority in which they live.

Apply to be a Chaperone. Licences are issued to Enhanced (Child Workforce) Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked applicants only and are valid for 3 years.

  • If you don't already have an Enhanced DBS certificate you will also need to complete a DBS Check form.
  • If you have an Enhanced DBS certificate which has been issued by City of York Council and you are still employed by us in a capacity which deals with children you will not have to complete the form again but we will need to see your disclosure certificate.
  • If you have an Enhanced DBS certificate issued by any other organisation and have registered for the online Update service you will need to give us permission to check your certificate online.

If it is necessary for you to come and see us you will need to make an appointment.  Please contact us to book an appointment, these are normally held on Fridays.

Role of a chaperone

Chaperones act in place of a parent/carer for the children under their care when they are licensed to perform. A chaperone is expected to exercise the same care and control as a good parent might reasonably be expected to give that child with a view to securing a child's health, wellbeing and comfort. Parent/carers may only supervise their own child, unless they are also registered as a chaperone.

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